February 10, 2011
Perhaps one of the most daunting tasks for any non-profit is developing a relatable and compelling image that finds sympathetic donors for their cause.
With that in mind, Bedford’s Historical Society aimed to revolutionize their own image, in hopes of furthering their mission of ensuring their town’s heritage through ten historical buildings and over 95 acres of land.
A well thought out website can mean the difference between lukewarm results and a thriving community of support. The Bedford Historical Society recently launched their newly designed site this summer and has now won an award from the Greater Hudson Heritage Network Towards Excellence, giving them yet another opportunity to make news with history.
The new site brings an automated efficiency to record keeping, including mailing lists while it also enables online ticket purchasing for society events. An online gallery of historical and event images was added to garner visual interest to the site, while promoting a greater understanding among visitors.
“One of the biggest parts of the collaboration was understanding the client’s desire for a commercialized presentation of their website, that might have worked for a retail establishment, while relying on our experience to dictate the right course of action. In this case we designed and developed a tailored, refined site focused on the target audience and the results have been great,” says J Berry.
To visit the award winning site and to learn more about the Societ’s upcoming events visit www.bedfordhistoricalsociety.org.
Contracted to design an engaging and user friendly website for Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, JB Design highlights the need for proper branding in the non-profit sector.
JB Design, a strategic branding and design group headquartered in Norwalk, CT, has been honored with a Gold Award for Design from Graphis, a global standard for sophisticated design and communication.
Founded in 1944, Graphis produces books and magazines that highlight the world’s most significant developments in the fields of design, photography, illustration and advertising. Each year, Graphis invites leading professionals in these fields to submit their best work for possible inclusion in their prestigious annual books. From among thousands of submissions, the Graphis jury selects a handful for additional honors – including the Graphis Gold award.
JB Design has worked with a broad array of clients – including such marquee brands as Canon, IBM, NBC, Texaco, Terex and Walmart – to establish branding and design principles, and create a range of corporate and marketing solutions.
For more information on Graphis and its design awards program, visit www.graphis.com.
The creators of Cuf Cakes started their company just a few months ago with a simple idea: Sell high-quality, fun products in order to raise money to cure kids of a range of diseases. Cuf Cakes had a truly nifty product – stylish clip-on pant cuffs and matching belts – and a potentially huge market of women who enjoy blending fashion sense with a sense of social responsibility. What Cuf Cakes needed was a way to get to market – fast!
A month ago, they turned to JB Design for help, and we began providing them with swift and enthusiastic strategic counsel and professional design – including their logo – to make their marketing ideas come vividly to life. Recently we helped them launch their e-commerce site and are now hard at work on designs for their collateral and packaging.
We're honored to
be helping Cuf Cakes to realize their world-changing mission. We hope
you'll visit their new web site – www.cufcakes.com – and
see the exciting work we're doing together.